Mandarin Language Courses

Why study Mandarin?

  • The world’s most widely spoken language
  • The language of the world’s 2nd largest economy
  • A language with a rich and fascinating culture for you to discover with our programme

Why study Mandarin at the Confucius Institute?

  • Qualified & experienced native Chinese speaking teachers
  • Small classes to learn better and faster
  • Join our China Summer Camp 2021

Mandarin Courses

The Confucius Institute offers a wide range of Mandarin language courses to suit the needs of all learners. Whether you are a pure beginner or looking to develop your business mandarin skills, we offer courses that suit both your needs and ability.

Our courses follow the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) curriculum, which is a globally recognised mandarin language programme. HSK courses progress from Level 1 to 6 and have been mapped to the Common European Framework (CEFR) in order that you can clearly understand the requirements and outcomes at each stage of the course. Once you have completed your HSK course you have the option of taking the HSK Test, which is a formal recognition of your Chinese language ability. Confucius Institute is an official HSK testing centre so you'll be able to take the test after you have completed your studies. Please find details of the courses we offer listed below.

Confucius Institute Language Courses – Semester 1 2020-21

All Semester One courses start the week of 10 February 2020.

Registration details will be shared when dates for this semester have been confirmed. Please send any questions to confuciusinstitute@coventry.ac.uk


Semester 1 Timetable

Mandarin for Beginners (Below A1)

Is this course for me?
Aimed at anyone who is looking to start learning Mandarin for the first time.

What will I cover in this course?
Introduces topics such as meeting/greeting others, talk about yourself and one’s family, order food & drinks, hold a basic conversation on age, nationality etc.

Post Beginners Mandarin (A1/ HSK 1)

Content and Aim:
Designed for you if you have basic command of Mandarin or have completed Mandarin for Beginners. 

What will I cover in this course?  
Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate. Prepares learners for further Chinese studies. Mapped to HSK 1.

Lower Intermediate Mandarin (HSK 2 - A2) - Level One

Is this course for me?
Designed for anyone who has completed Lower Intermediate Mandarin Level One and is looking to progress further. 

What will I cover in this course?
Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate. Mapped to HSK 2.

Lower Intermediate Mandarin (HSK 2 - A2) - Level Two

Is this course for me? 

Designed for anyone who is comfortable using Mandarin and/or has completed intermediate Mandarin Level One is looking to progress further. 

What will I cover in this course?  

Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate. Mapped to HSK 2.

Mandarin Intermediate (HSK 3 - B1) - Level One

Is this course for me? 
Designed for anyone who is comfortable using Mandarin and/or has completed Lower Intermediate Mandarin.

What will I cover in this course?  
Designed for learners who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and can complete most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour. Mapped to HSK 3.

Mandarin Intermediate (HSK 3 - B1) - Level Two

Is this course for me? 
Designed for anyone who is comfortable using Mandarin and/or has completed Intermediate Mandarin Level One.

What will I cover in this course?  
Designed for learners who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies and work, and can complete most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour. Mapped to HSK 3.

Mandarin Upper Intermediate (HSK 4 - B2) - Level One

Is this course for me?  
Designed for anyone who has completed Intermediate Mandarin Level.  

What will I cover in this course? 
Designed for learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and can communicate with Chinese speakers at a high standard. Mapped to HSK 4.

Mandarin Upper Intermediate (HSK 4 - B2) - Level Two

Is this course for me?
Designed for anyone who has completed Upper Intermediate Mandarin Level One.

What will I cover in this course?
Designed for learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and can communicate with Chinese speakers at a high standard. Mapped to HSK 4.

Mandarin Upper Intermediate (HSK 4 - B2) - Level Three

Is this course for me? 

Designed for anyone who has completed Upper Intermediate Mandarin Level Two.

What will I cover in this course?

Designed for learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and can communicate with Chinese speakers at a high standard. Mapped to HSK 4.

Advanced Mandarin (HSK 5 - C1) - Level One 

Is this course for me?
Aimed at anyone with a good mastery of Mandarin and/or has successfully completed an Upper Intermediate Mandarin course.

What will I cover in this course?
Designed for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese. Mapped to HSK 5.

Advanced Mandarin (HSK 5 - C1)- Level Two

Is this course for me? 

Aimed at anyone with a good mastery of Mandarin and/or has successfully completed an Upper Intermediate Mandarin course.

What will I cover in this course? 

Designed for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese. Mapped to HSK 5.

Native Speaker Mandarin (HSK 6 - C2)

Is this course for me?  
Aimed at anyone with a strong mastery of Mandarin including reading and writing. Anyone who has completed HSK 5 would be welcomed on this course.

What will I cover in this course?  
Aimed at building on a students advanced language skill and moving towards native speaker level. Mapped to HSK 6.

Business Mandarin - Level One

Is this course for me?

Designed for anyone who has completed Beginners Mandarin and would like to develop in business language skills.

What will I cover in this course?
Through the lessons, students will learn how to communicate effectively during business meetings, negotiations, manage human resource issues, and carry out research and marketing. Similar level to HSK 2.

Business Mandarin - Level Two

Is this course for me?

Designed for anyone who has completed Business Mandarin level one and would like to develop in business language skills.

What will I cover in this course?
Through the lessons, students will learn how to communicate effectively during business meetings, negotiations, manage human resource issues, and carry out research and marketing. Similar level to HSK 2.

Business Mandarin - Level Three

Is this course for me?

Designed for anyone who has completed Business Mandarin level two and would like to develop in business language skills.

What will I cover in this course?

Through the lessons, students will learn how to communicate effectively during business meetings, negotiations, manage human resource issues, and carry out research and marketing. Similar level to HSK 2.

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